Sunday, September 27, 2015

Alhambra reboot

I returned to the Alhambra in Granada with the Senior Missionaries one more time before heading home. The weather was beautiful, and there were a lot more flowers in bloom this time. We had a delightful time!

One of the beautiful flower beds. I have no idea what kind.  Jackie???

Two of my very good friends, Hermana Wiscombe (on the left), and Hermana Guffey. I just realized that somehow Hermana Redd got left out!  She's below though :) The Coombs and Frosts decided to sit this one out.

Some of the yeseria, plaster carved by the Spanish Moors. You can tell it's original because of the colors (red, yellow, green, and blue). They used decorated plain white plaster for the restorations.
We had a private tour this time and a GREAT guide, Gerardo. We saw things we missed last time, and learned lots of new things. And did a LOT of walking!  I took about half the pictures as last time as I'd already been there, and I couldn't dawdle as much trying out different shots and angles.

Left:  old city and city wall.

Right:  The "Guys", Elders Guffey, Wiscombe, and Redd.
Charles the V, Holy Roman Emperor wanted a palace fit for an emperor and ordered one built near the Moorish Alhambra buildings. He visited shortly after his marriage to Isabel of Portugal, but as you can see, it was never finished.

Stonework lauding Charles' achievments.

To the left is a bath house. There were three rooms, with a progression from cold to steaming hot water.

Inside the Nazarene Palace.  It was built by the Moors who were finally driven out in 1492, right before Columbus sailed.

Elder Guffey and Hermanas Wiscomb and Redd.

The Court of the Lions. It was a great trip, made even better by a great group of friends!

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